St. Stepanos

The exact year of the construction of the church is unknown because of the lack of historical data. Considering that the grave stone of Priest Astvasatur is dated 1869 and found on the left side of the entrance, it can be supposed that the church was erect in  that year, but taking into consideration its geographical location, it has a longer history.   After the archaeological excavations in the south-western side of the church it was proved that the Elar-Darani castle belonging to the Urartu period and had once reached military…

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